After this course, the student is able to:
- explain what cybercrime is and what the major challenges of cybercrime are for legislators and for practitioners;
- find and explain cybercrime provisions in her own national legal system, and compare these to the Cybercrime Convention;
- recognize that there are national differences in cybercrime legislation and explain what are the consequences of this;
- interpret articles 2-21 and 32 of the Cybercrime Convention;
- apply substantive cybercrime provisions to a case describing a (potential) cybercriminal activity;
- apply procedural cybercrime provisions to a case describing a cyberinvestigation;
- evaluate how cybercrime can be governed, including a critical assessment of the role of the law in combating cybercrime and assessing how social norms, market forces and technology can play a role in cybercrime governance;
- argue how specific types of cybercrime can be combated;
- demonstrate having an interest in studying cybercrime at an academic level.
The exam (70% of grade) will consist of:
o some open questions on the literature (not about details or exact definitions, but about the general argument(s) and concepts of the literature)
o one or two questions applying provisions from the Cybercrime Convention (or appropriate national legislation) to a concrete case (the text of the provisions needed for answering the question will be included in the exam)
o one or two open questions asking your opinion – substantiated with arguments – about topical discussion points
o Note. Dictionaries are allowed during examination. The text of the Cybercrime Convention (Convention on Cybercrime) is also allowed during examination. Colour highlights and underlinings are allowed on these texts, but not written notes.
Assignments (30% of grade)
o Read this carefully! You have to make 2 out of 4 assignments. Note that you can only subit 2 assignments in total, so you cannot sumbit a 3rd assignment if you do not like the grades of the previous ones. There is no resit for the separate assignments; an insufficient grade has to be compensated by other assignments and/or the written exam.
The topics and submission dates for the assignments are announced in the course information on Osiris.
Please note that answers to the exam and the assignments have to be written in English.
The resit will be a written exam. Note that the resit is for the entire course; the assignments do not count for the resit.
Exchange students leaving before Christmas and not returning to Tilburg should contact the lecturer before early December to discuss alternative options for the resit.
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